Language is what makes us human. It influences our thoughts and affects our lives in even more ways that we might expect. In this advanced unit, students are introduced to the most important and strongly debated issues in the psychology of language. Lecture topics include the distinctive features of human language as a system of communication, language structure, acquisition and development, the understanding and production of speech (and what happens when these processes go wrong), the development of reading and spelling, and how the social and cultural environment can influence how language is used.
|Unit name||Psychology of Language|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Nenagh Kemp|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Critically analyse and interpret major concepts, theories, and research evidence related to the structure, acquisition, and use of language across cultural settings.
- Apply knowledge of language theory and behaviour to code and interpret people’s use of spoken and written language.
- Interpret the informational needs of diverse audiences and communicate theoretical and technical concepts using formats tailored for specific, practical problems
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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PrerequisitesKHA201 or PSY211
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KHA331
Lecture: 2 hours weekly
Practical: 2 hours weekly
|Assessment||Written examination (50%)|Online assignment (10%)|Assignment (15%)|Research report (25%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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